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Posted: 1/17/2015 8:11:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 12:12:47 PM EST by RacyCarr]
Went out for Vietnamese in Louisville. Bardstown Road is a popular distination for dinning. So, we headed to Mimosa.

From the time we were seated through our attempts to order, I was insulted... by a black, gay version of Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons.

Visualize that... Sideshow Bob with the wild hair, arrogant attitude, and flaming like an outrageous drama queen. Now, spray paint the character in your mind a deep, dark brown.

Bob did manage to get us our drinks in between a break in insults. I tried to ask questions about recommended menu items. That too ended in insults. In front of him, I pulled out a $5 bill for the drinks we did not touch, got up, and walked out rapidly as the manager asked what was wrong.

We headed to a little dive called Vietnam Kitchen. They had quite the wait for a tiny whole in the wall place. I understand why they had a wait. Long story short, the service was good and the food was amazing. In addition, it was very inexpensive.

The bill only came to $52.73 , and I rounded it up to $100.00 even.

In the end, it was a ... happy ending.





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[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 7:44:07 PM EST by RacyCarr]
Originally Posted By Jeep29:
You should give Joy Luck a try. It's asian, delicious, and Arfcom affiliated. I have it on good authority that the bejing duck is not to be missed.
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Had a very bad experience there. Just want to for get it. But, hey, thanks for the reminder.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:25:45 AM EST
Cafe Mimosa.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:45:55 AM EST
4-10 Rant

Not enough fuck etc.

I can't believe you let him, her punk you out like that.....
You should have poured the drinks on him, her lap .....
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Cafe Mimosa.
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That is good to know. I suppose I did not miss anything.



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Originally Posted By Jeep29:
You should give Joy Luck a try. It's asian, delicious, and Arfcom affiliated. I have it on good authority that the bejing duck is not to be missed.
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+1

The wife and I enjoyed our dinner there a few months back.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:59:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RacyCarr:


Had a very bad experience there. Just want to for get it. But, hey, thanks for the reminder.
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Originally Posted By RacyCarr:
Originally Posted By Jeep29:
You should give Joy Luck a try. It's asian, delicious, and Arfcom affiliated. I have it on good authority that the bejing duck is not to be missed.


Had a very bad experience there. Just want to for get it. But, hey, thanks for the reminder.


So you didn't like my food and/or service???

Please elaborate so I can better the business.

If it wasn't restaurant's fault, please note.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:40:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 8:06:25 PM EST by RacyCarr]
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So you didn't like my food and/or service???

Please elaborate so I can better the business.

If it wasn't restaurant's fault, please note.
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Originally Posted By thevibe:
Originally Posted By RacyCarr:
Originally Posted By Jeep29:
You should give Joy Luck a try. It's asian, delicious, and Arfcom affiliated. I have it on good authority that the bejing duck is not to be missed.


Had a very bad experience there. Just want to for get it. But, hey, thanks for the reminder.


So you didn't like my food and/or service???

Please elaborate so I can better the business.

If it wasn't restaurant's fault, please note.


Not the restaurant's fault. It is the experience I previously mentioned in private IMs with you. Given that I can't resolve the situation in my head, I avoid that general area and the other businesses, as much as possible.

The situation was embarrassing and I let it go without causing a scene. Now, I have no resolution and am always reminded of that.

As I previously mentioned, it is nothing against you. I don't like anything that reminds me of that situation. It has greatly limited my interactions with other arfcommers and to some extent my posting on this site .

Nice guys finish last. A-holes don't let others get to them. I need some more vitamin A.









Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:54:55 PM EST
Synopsis:

Cafe Mimosa is lousy.

Vietnam Kitchen is incredible. Everyone should check it out.

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Originally Posted By RacyCarr:


Not the restaurant's fault. It is the experience I previously mentioned in private IMs with you. Given that I can't resolve the situation in my head, I avoid that general area and the other businesses, as much as possible.

The situation was embarrassing and I let it go with causing a scene. Now, I have no resolution and am always reminded of that.

As I previously mentioned, it is nothing against you. I don't like anything that reminds me of that situation. It has greatly limited my interactions with other arfcommers and to some extent my posting on this site .

Nice guys finish last. A-holes don't let others get to them. I need some more vitamin A.


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Originally Posted By RacyCarr:
Originally Posted By thevibe:
Originally Posted By RacyCarr:
Originally Posted By Jeep29:
You should give Joy Luck a try. It's asian, delicious, and Arfcom affiliated. I have it on good authority that the bejing duck is not to be missed.


Had a very bad experience there. Just want to for get it. But, hey, thanks for the reminder.


So you didn't like my food and/or service???

Please elaborate so I can better the business.

If it wasn't restaurant's fault, please note.


Not the restaurant's fault. It is the experience I previously mentioned in private IMs with you. Given that I can't resolve the situation in my head, I avoid that general area and the other businesses, as much as possible.

The situation was embarrassing and I let it go with causing a scene. Now, I have no resolution and am always reminded of that.

As I previously mentioned, it is nothing against you. I don't like anything that reminds me of that situation. It has greatly limited my interactions with other arfcommers and to some extent my posting on this site .

Nice guys finish last. A-holes don't let others get to them. I need some more vitamin A.






I miss all the memory making meet ups
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Originally Posted By Jeep29:
Since the subject is restaurants, anyone been to Queen of Sheba for Ethiopian? We are doing a world tour in food and wondered if anyone has tried this place out and has any recommendations.
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My wife and I love it. We used to eat there once a month, we only slowed down because our time and budget didn't allow for it. Its one of our favorites.

Very good food, decent prices, and friendly staff. They are busy because they are popular and good, but not so busy that you cannot get a table.

Food is served traditionally, so your orders come out on one big tray with a big pile of bread and everyone digs in. The spicy stuff is hot enough that if you don't do spicy you need to be careful. If you do eat spicy stuff try it, there is loads of flavor to go with the heat. Even the basic sides like lentils are delicious.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:30:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 7:12:22 PM EST
I like dragon kings daughter for (I think) Asian/Latin fusion.
Havana Rumba is a go to for good Cuban food. Plenty of room too.
I was very impressed with Bonefish.. Food was very fresh, and worth every penny.
Mussel and burger bar is on point. Even the waiting room has refreshments. Only place I know you can get frois gra' (sp) on a burger. Mussels are amazing too.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 8:00:05 PM EST
I'm a big big fan of Basa. French technique, vietnamese ingredients. HIghly reccommend the Catfish Clay pot

Cafe Classico has the louisvilles best coffee and small eats.

Cafe 1860's steak tare-tare has is laced with crack...I cannot get enough of it.

Against the Grain has amazing craft beers. Highly sought after by national beer nerds.

Mussel Burger and Bar is amazing too.

Hammerheads, fantastic burgers. They are ALWAYS busy. Doors open at 5pm. But there is always a line. Get their early

And I may be partial to The Joy Luck for asian food

SIlver Dollar for good whiskey and INCREDIBLE selection
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 8:01:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jeep29:
Since the subject is restaurants, anyone been to Queen of Sheba for Ethiopian? We are doing a world tour in food and wondered if anyone has tried this place out and has any recommendations.
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Great stuff. It is very non-traditional in that it is nothing like a traditional American meal. I am sure it would trip some people out completely. Be open minded and enjoy yourself and the food.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 8:03:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thevibe:
I'm a big big fan of Basa. French technique, vietnamese ingredients. HIghly reccommend the Catfish Clay pot

Cafe Classico has the louisvilles best coffee and small eats.

Cafe 1860's steak tare-tare has is laced with crack...I cannot get enough of it.

Against the Grain has amazing craft beers. Highly sought after by national beer nerds.

Mussel Burger and Bar is amazing too.

Hammerheads, fantastic burgers. They are ALWAYS busy. Doors open at 5pm. But there is always a line. Get their early

And I may be partial to The Joy Luck for asian food

SIlver Dollar for good whiskey and INCREDIBLE selection
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If you are looking for good sushi, I have found that it doesn't really exist in Kentucky. No one does it right. Closes Sushi restaurant that meets my expectations is Hiko a Mon on 4th Street. Biggest issue I see with sushi here in Kentucky is that the plate is FAR too Americanized. Quality rice is no where near it should be, lacking in vinegar and quality. As well...traditional sushi does not have ceddar cheese!

Rant over...
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:35:41 PM EST
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My wife and I love it. We used to eat there once a month, we only slowed down because our time and budget didn't allow for it. Its one of our favorites.

Very good food, decent prices, and friendly staff. They are busy because they are popular and good, but not so busy that you cannot get a table.

Food is served traditionally, so your orders come out on one big tray with a big pile of bread and everyone digs in. The spicy stuff is hot enough that if you don't do spicy you need to be careful. If you do eat spicy stuff try it, there is loads of flavor to go with the heat. Even the basic sides like lentils are delicious.

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Originally Posted By RotaryJihad:
Originally Posted By Jeep29:
Since the subject is restaurants, anyone been to Queen of Sheba for Ethiopian? We are doing a world tour in food and wondered if anyone has tried this place out and has any recommendations.


My wife and I love it. We used to eat there once a month, we only slowed down because our time and budget didn't allow for it. Its one of our favorites.

Very good food, decent prices, and friendly staff. They are busy because they are popular and good, but not so busy that you cannot get a table.

Food is served traditionally, so your orders come out on one big tray with a big pile of bread and everyone digs in. The spicy stuff is hot enough that if you don't do spicy you need to be careful. If you do eat spicy stuff try it, there is loads of flavor to go with the heat. Even the basic sides like lentils are delicious.



We just drove by there the other night on our way to another place to meet up with family. Having lived in Ethiopia many years ago I wondered if I should drag the wife over there some night and see if the food was as I vaguely remembered it to be...that is.....SPICY! Of course when I use to eat it in Ethiopia the spice was to cover the taste of the "aged" (as in near spoiled due to lack of refrigeration) meat. I am sure the meat is much better here. Also, the bread....in Ethiopia it was this thin, moist, flexible stuff, kind of sour, that tore off a piece and scooped up some of the mystery meat with. I recall them scooping in lots of berbere, hot peppers and such, into the pot when they brewed up that stew stuff.

How is the version they serve here?
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 8:03:02 AM EST
My fiance and I had pho at Vietnam Kitchen right before the new year and she was correct when she said I'd start craving that food after I had it.

They were extremely busy also and the NC blue interior of the place looked dated but once you started eating, it didn't matter

If anyone is near Lexingon, you should try the Pho Saigon near where Phillip Galls used to be on New Circle. It's tasty also.
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We just drove by there the other night on our way to another place to meet up with family. Having lived in Ethiopia many years ago I wondered if I should drag the wife over there some night and see if the food was as I vaguely remembered it to be...that is.....SPICY! Of course when I use to eat it in Ethiopia the spice was to cover the taste of the "aged" (as in near spoiled due to lack of refrigeration) meat. I am sure the meat is much better here. Also, the bread....in Ethiopia it was this thin, moist, flexible stuff, kind of sour, that tore off a piece and scooped up some of the mystery meat with. I recall them scooping in lots of berbere, hot peppers and such, into the pot when they brewed up that stew stuff.

How is the version they serve here?
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Originally Posted By forever4:
Originally Posted By RotaryJihad:
Originally Posted By Jeep29:
Since the subject is restaurants, anyone been to Queen of Sheba for Ethiopian? We are doing a world tour in food and wondered if anyone has tried this place out and has any recommendations.


My wife and I love it. We used to eat there once a month, we only slowed down because our time and budget didn't allow for it. Its one of our favorites.

Very good food, decent prices, and friendly staff. They are busy because they are popular and good, but not so busy that you cannot get a table.

Food is served traditionally, so your orders come out on one big tray with a big pile of bread and everyone digs in. The spicy stuff is hot enough that if you don't do spicy you need to be careful. If you do eat spicy stuff try it, there is loads of flavor to go with the heat. Even the basic sides like lentils are delicious.



We just drove by there the other night on our way to another place to meet up with family. Having lived in Ethiopia many years ago I wondered if I should drag the wife over there some night and see if the food was as I vaguely remembered it to be...that is.....SPICY! Of course when I use to eat it in Ethiopia the spice was to cover the taste of the "aged" (as in near spoiled due to lack of refrigeration) meat. I am sure the meat is much better here. Also, the bread....in Ethiopia it was this thin, moist, flexible stuff, kind of sour, that tore off a piece and scooped up some of the mystery meat with. I recall them scooping in lots of berbere, hot peppers and such, into the pot when they brewed up that stew stuff.

How is the version they serve here?



Yes. That's it.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 9:08:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By M4ger:
My fiance and I had pho at Vietnam Kitchen right before the new year and she was correct when she said I'd start craving that food after I had it.

They were extremely busy also and the NC blue interior of the place looked dated but once you started eating, it didn't matter

If anyone is near Lexingon, you should try the Pho Saigon near where Phillip Galls used to be on New Circle. It's tasty also.
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It is a whole in the wall place next to some trashy bar and a laundromat. But, the food is awesome.


Link Posted: 1/20/2015 9:12:37 AM EST
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I'm having a hard time picturing authentic Ethiopian food. Instead of a waiter bringing your plate doe a UN truck stop at your table and drop off a sack of rice?
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I'm having a hard time picturing authentic Ethiopian food. Instead of a waiter bringing your plate doe a UN truck stop at your table and drop off a sack of rice?
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Travel much?
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I'm having a hard time picturing authentic Ethiopian food. Instead of a waiter bringing your plate doe a UN truck stop at your table and drop off a sack of rice?
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LOL! Ain't that about the truth.






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If you are looking for good sushi, I have found that it doesn't really exist in Kentucky. No one does it right. Closes Sushi restaurant that meets my expectations is Hiko a Mon on 4th Street. Biggest issue I see with sushi here in Kentucky is that the plate is FAR too Americanized. Quality rice is no where near it should be, lacking in vinegar and quality. As well...traditional sushi does not have ceddar cheese!

Rant over...
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I'm a big big fan of Basa. French technique, vietnamese ingredients. HIghly reccommend the Catfish Clay pot

Cafe Classico has the louisvilles best coffee and small eats.

Cafe 1860's steak tare-tare has is laced with crack...I cannot get enough of it.

Against the Grain has amazing craft beers. Highly sought after by national beer nerds.

Mussel Burger and Bar is amazing too.

Hammerheads, fantastic burgers. They are ALWAYS busy. Doors open at 5pm. But there is always a line. Get their early

And I may be partial to The Joy Luck for asian food

SIlver Dollar for good whiskey and INCREDIBLE selection


If you are looking for good sushi, I have found that it doesn't really exist in Kentucky. No one does it right. Closes Sushi restaurant that meets my expectations is Hiko a Mon on 4th Street. Biggest issue I see with sushi here in Kentucky is that the plate is FAR too Americanized. Quality rice is no where near it should be, lacking in vinegar and quality. As well...traditional sushi does not have ceddar cheese!

Rant over...


I’m not a big sushi connoisseur but I like Sopparo.

^^ Mussel and Burger Bar is my favorite.
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I'm having a hard time picturing authentic Ethiopian food. Instead of a waiter bringing your plate doe a UN truck stop at your table and drop off a sack of rice?
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I will share in your sense of humor....but give you a bit of information.

In 1967 I traveled to Ethiopia to work for a time for our Uncle Sam. During my "extended stay" I had months to learn about Ethiopian food. First and foremost, Its spicy. But for me there are other memories and from what I see the restaurant tries in its way to capture that intangible thing I recall about eating there. Eating in Ethiopia was a coming together time. Food was served on a platter and everyone would dig in to get what they needed.

The Ethiopians I knew and made friends with taught me much I took forward in life with me. While they had limited means, they shared what they had. They looked after each other. They were honest and hard working. Meal time was a social event where we all sat down together and shared. We talked and we laughed. I remember these people, faced with little wealth or hope seemed to find something in life to share and smile about.

So, I know some people have a different outlook on what Ethiopia was all about and recall the old Ethiopian skinny jokes, but having lived there I guess I have a different outlook. No way to capture that in a resturant, but for those of us who lived there...it helps us to remember great meals with good friends.

I gotta get down to the Queen of Sheba.....
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Holy shite.....that made me laugh!



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